As February has now drawn to a close, the end of the UAE winter is fast-approaching meaning the sweltering summer is on the horizon.

Before it gets too hot to be outside, ensure you take advantage of the many activities you can only do in the cooler months.

Take advantage of incredible views

Ce La Vi Dubai

As the UAE’s cooler climate continues, now is the time to savour these next few months being able to sit outside with these gorgeous al-fresco hotspots with stunning views overlooking Dubai’s skyline. Some of our favourite hotspots include Ce La Vi, Amazonico, Mercury Lounge and more. Take a look at our full round-up here.

Go horse riding at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

 

With a state-of-the-art polo and equestrian community located in Dubailand, with over six million square feet of land, the Dubai Polo & Equestrian club consists of four world-class polo fields, an academy, a riding school and more. The instructors help fine-tune your skills with the well-schooled horses as it operates from Sunday to Saturday, 6am to 12am. Prices start at Dhs240 for beginners in a group setting and Dhs475 for a private beginners class.

For more information visit poloclubdubai.com

Also read: 6 places for an unforgettable horse riding experience

Have a family day out at Aventura Parks

 

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Being the ultimate destination to unplug and get away with outdoor thrilling adventures for you to reconnect with nature, Middle East’s largest obstacle course park will let you create your best memories as you test your skills and go ziplining, climbing and swinging all in one area to enjoy especially amid the beautiful weather. Located in the beautiful Al Ghaf tree forests in the heart of Dubai, ticket prices start at Dhs65 for kids and Dhs185 for adults depending on their height, with it being open from Sunday to Thursday 9am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday 9am to 10pm.

For more information or to make a booking visit aventureparks.com

Go glamping at the Starlight camp

Nestled in a natural setting in the stunning Arabian desert, this peaceful retreat is located in the endless dunes away from the bustling scenes in Dubai, it’s located 45 minutes from Dubai airport where the pop-up Starlight Camp is fully equipped with a crystal roof tent, a stylish lounge and a warm bonfire with lovingly selected amenities starting at Dhs2,310 for two people per night.

For more information or to make a booking visit starlight-camp.com

Also read: 7 Unique staycations in the UAE with a unique aspect

Go cycling at Al Qudra Lake

This has become a hotspot for fitness enthusiasts along with those who wish to unwind. The Al Qudra Cycle Course is the perfect haven to rent a bike and let go from the Trek Bicycle store at Seih Al Salam, near Al Qudra cycle course to ride down the 85km course with pleasant views of the wild oryx and camels.

For more information on renting a bike visit trekbikes.ae

Head out on a hike to Showka Dam

To get out of Dubai, but not venture too far and save money, why not head out on a hike with a group of your friends? Showka Dam in Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect place to go being just under an hours drive from Dubai. Be warned though it’s a difficult climb up to the top, but once you do the views are incredible. Best of all? It’s free!

Go snorkeling at Snoopy Island

 

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If you’re really looking for a change of scenery while the good weather lasts. Head to Fujairah to enjoy a snorkelling session at Snoopy Island at Sandy Beach Resort.

For more information visit sandybeach.ae

Try a beach picnic at Stars N Bars

Located at Dubai’s La Mer, beach hampers are available every day from Dhs129 onwards 12pm to 7pm with a selection of food, drinks, treats and food as you soak in the sun with your loved ones.

For more information visit starsnbars.ae

Go kayaking in Hatta

 

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This unique retreat destination has gained popularity due to its relaxing qualities a you create memories in the beautiful location. Introducing a new package at Hatta Dam, every Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm guests can enjoy a yoga class along with kayaking at Dhs90 to enjoy with your friends and family.

For more information or to make a booking visit hattakayak.com

Visit the Dubai Safari Park

 

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While being home to the world’s wildlife in the UAE, the 119-hectare sanctuary allows you to embark on a safari expedition as you also have a dedicated kids farm area for the little ones to to escape the mundane environment as a new adventure awaits them here. Ticket prices start from Dhs50 with a VIP upgrade package to explore the wildlife closely.

For more information or to make a booking visit dubaisafari.ae

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